07/14/2017

Pregnancy #2: Weeks 28-32

To read about weeks 4-7 of Pregnancy #2, click here.

To read about weeks 8-12 of Pregnancy #2, click here.

To read about weeks 13-18 of Pregnancy #2, click here.

To read about weeks 19-23 of Pregnancy #2, click here.

To read about weeks 24-27 of Pregnancy #2, click here.

July 4 Weekend

32 Weeks Along!

When we last left off, I was needing to take the glucose test before my next appointment. The good news is that I passed the first time so I was able to skip the four hour re-test that I had to take with Jack. I stuck to only water and skipped all coffee, caffeine and food before just to be on the safe side, and it seemed to do the trick!

I also had my 33 week appointment and everything looked great. Baby’s heartbeat is still about 132, blood pressure is good, I am measuring right on target, and I’m up about 17 pounds.

How have I been feeling…

I have overall been feeling pretty good! I definitely have my days though, usually once or twice a week, when I just feel so run down and know I need to create time to rest. This entire pregnancy has pretty much been a game of swapping out work and naps. One day I will nap during Jack’s nap, and then the next day I will work on blogging, and the next day I will do Beautycounter. I am learning to just be patient with myself and realize there will be plenty of time to go-go-go down the road. Right now it is a good season to rest.

Symptoms

  • Fatigue (Continues!)
  • Insomnia (Continues!)
  • Lightheaded and occasional leg tingling (After talking with my doctor, we think this has to do with my sciatic nerve.)
  • Heartburn and indigestion, usually at night when I lay down for bed

30 Weeks

30 Weeks!

Cravings

I wouldn’t say I have many cravings right now, but I definitely want an ice cream every now-and-then, and I’m obsessed with real, full-fat delicious butter. <– Interesting, I know! We did a lot of grilling out over July 4th and I loved all of that food. I would definitely say that hearty meals are my favorites, like burgers and steak, over more snack foods. Chips still have my heart though! Specifically Kettle brand Salt and Vinegar, and I recently bought the Salt and Pepper flavor that is delicious too!

Aversions

Not really any aversions, although I am trying to be conscientious of what gives me indigestion at the end of the day. I am trying to take it easy on things like marinara sauce, anything fried, and foods that are too spicy, just because I know it won’t be worth it later!

Thoughts

Now that we’re in July, it feels so strange to say that my baby is due next month! I feel like I still have a ton to do, but I am definitely not feeling the pressure to have it all together like I did with my first baby. Our house won’t even be completed until after the first of the year, so although I’ve picked out her bedding, I haven’t made any purchases as of yet. It’s also reassuring as a second time mom to have an idea of what you really need and don’t need when it comes to a newborn. My registry is minimal consists way more of needs than of wants like it did before. And although we are having a girl, she will definitely be sporting quite a few blue baby items! Her bathtub will still be blue, many of the swaddles I’ll use will have boyish patterns, and I’ll be digging out a few clothes from Jack’s bins including his Ohio State and Denver Broncos pieces for football season. Simply add a bow – and voila! I will definitely get her a few things of her own, but I am also looking forward to using some of the same things this time around as well. There are so many good memories paired with those items and I’m looking forward to creating more with baby girl!

We will be on a family vacation later this month, and I am also busy wrapping up work both at home and in the office before maternity leave begins. I am not sure how posting will go once the baby is born – and I also don’t know how much time I will have to prep posts ahead of time – so I hope that you’ll bare with me as I pop up sporadically in the beginning weeks.

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Comments

  1. I can’t believe you’re so close! I feel like with the second baby, like you said, the pressure really is off to have everything perfect. You truly know what’s 100% essential, and what’s more of a ‘want’. You look amazing, mama!
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  2. Yay getting close! So exciting, and you look great!
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